Level 2 Allergy Awareness

The Level 2 Allergy Awareness online course is aimed towards those whose occupations that have involvement in the handling and preparation of food, and comprehensively covers how to prepare food respective of food allergies.
Fully accredited

By CPD Group

Fast to complete

Duration: 2 hours

Instant Certificate

Upon completion

Legally compliant

With UK/EU regulations

About this course

Food allergies can have extremely serious consequences for those who consume food to which they are allergic, and to the business that serve that food to them. Staff in food related businesses across all sectors should fully understand these risks and how to apply due diligence to minimise them.

This Level Two Allergy Awareness course allows learners to further appreciate the seriousness of allergies and it teaches them how to treat food in a hypo-allergenic context.
The course is instructive and explicit, highlighting key information using colour and visual imagery. By completing this course, learners will be able to prepare food safely for customers with allergenic food requirements, protecting those who consume the food as well as to help protect the business against claims of negligence.

The course content strictly adheres to all food regulations set out by UK law, and the course is accredited by The CPD Group.

The Level 2 Allergy Awareness course takes roughly 1 – 2 hours to complete. It includes an examination which consists of 25 multiple choice questions. Once the student has passed the exam, they will be issued with an accredited certificate in food allergy awareness.

Protect your business against the potential risks associate with food allergies by getting your staff up to speed on the latest procedures and best practices by booking this online course today. Our high-quality courses are available at extremely competitive prices, and we offer discounts for bulk orders.

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The Essential Food Handler Bundle contains one of each:

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety
  • Level 2 Allergy Awareness
  • Level 2 Health & Safety

£25.00 +VAT

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1. How to order

Choose the courses you want and proceed through the online checkout. It takes just a few minutes. Your new courses will appear instantly in your online account.

2. Begin immediately

Allocate courses to yourself, or assign them to members of your team in the click of a button. Delegates gain immediate access to their online course.

3. Exam & certificate

At the end of the course, students will have an exam. Once passed, they will receive their certificate instantly. Courses come with unlimited exam attempts.

This is what learners will gain from this course

Food hygiene training to suit all

Individual enrolment

This food hygiene level 2 course is suitable for individuals who operate a micro food business. Simply place your order, complete your course, and gain your certificate. It couldn’t be easier.

Multiple Staff enrolment

This food course is designed for large food businesses. Not only will you benefit from bulk order discounts, but you can also delegate the courses to your staff and manage their progress from our user-friendly platform.

CPD Points

Are you looking to gain CPD points? No problem. Our course is accredited by CPD group and upon completion of the course, students are awarded their CPD points. This course is worth 8 CPD points.

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Course FAQ

Who should take this course?

The Level 2 Allergy Awareness online course is aimed towards those who through their occupations have regular involvement in the preparation of food, and comprehensively covers how to prepare food respective of food allergies.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, all of our courses are accredited by the CPD Group and all have the unique reference number with each course being awarded CPD points. Essential Food Hygiene are also members of RoSPA. This Level Two Allergy Awareness course has also been endorsed by Allergy UK.

How and where do I complete the examination?

Like the course, the exam is conducted online. Once all sections of the course are completed, the learner can begin the exam. The exam consists of 25 questions, of which the learner must answer 22 correctly.  There is no time limit for the exam so learners can take their time.

How and where do I complete this course?

All of our courses are online courses, so they can be completed remotely as long as the learner has internet access and a computer.

Is there a time limit on this course?

The exam must be passed within 12 months of them being assigned the course. There is no time limit on the course material, so once the exam has been passed, students can freely come back at any time to view the course content and refresh their knowledge.

How is the course structured?

The course content is split into individual sections, with each section concluding in a mini quiz, which needs to be completed before moving onto the next section. Once all sections have been completed, you can proceed to the examination.

What happens if I fail the exam?

If the learner fails their exam, then they can retake it as many times as necessary (within the 12-month shelf-life of the course) at no extra cost. Once the course has been completed within the shelf-life period, the candidate gains unlimited life-time access to the course material should they wish to come back and refresh their memory.

What happens if I pass the exam?

Once the exam has been completed successfully, the learner will receive an online certificate instantly, which they can then download and print off.

How long will my certificate be valid for?

There is no specific law on when and how often you should refresh your training, however all UK local authorities and environmental health officers recommend that you refresh your training every three years to ensure you are versed with the most up-to-date guidance

How do I purchase multiple courses for my employees?

If you would like to buy any training for a number of your employees, first you need to select the course that you need. To do this, you need to go to our course page and click on the course that you want to buy. Enter the quantity of courses that you require and view the corresponding price. Then click the ‘Group’ option and enter your chosen group name. Once you have done this, please go to checkout to complete the purchase. Once you have completed your purchase, you will be directed to your group’s dashboard where you can assign courses to your employees.

What support is available if I have a question?

If any help is needed at any stage of your learning journey, all our learners are welcome to contract us. We are available to assist learners who require help, as well as those who are experiencing technical issues and need some advice. Please visit the Contact Us page, use our Live Chat function, or give us a call on 08009993868.

Course Syllabus

The course is as follows:

Section 1: Allergens

  • The Law
  • About Allergens

Section Two: Prevention of Allergens

  • Communication
  • Cleaning
  • Deliveries and Storage
  • Preparation and Serving

Section Three: First Aid

  • Identifying an Allergic Reaction
  • Responding to an Allergic Reaction

The Level 2 Allergy Awareness online course is aimed towards those whose occupations have any involvement in the handling and preparation of food.

Occupations which fall under this category are:

  • Healthcare assistants
  • Airline staff
  • Food warehouse staff
  • Bar workers
  • Front of house
  • Kitchen porters
  • Take away delivery drivers
  • Supermarket staff
  • Nanny, childminder, school and nursery teachers
  • Food manufacturer
  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Rail catering staff
  • Holiday park catering staff
  • Anyone who prepares or cooks and handles food

Who is the Allergy Awareness course for?

Besides from understanding their legal obligation, every food handler must have an in-depth knowledge of allergens to make sure that they are handling allergenic food appropriately.

It is also important as it means that you have done everything in your power to understand the dangers of handling food, in this case handling food for consumers with allergies, as it means that you have applied due diligence; that you have done your best to prohibit any dangerous consequence of you handling food. You should take this approach with all food you handle.

This Level 2 Allergy Awareness online course will cover how to recognise an allergen whether be hidden or otherwise, how to correctly label and store any food that might contain an allergen and the correct procedure should someone be suffering from an allergenic reaction in your place of work.

Our accreditation?

This Level 2 Allergy Awareness course is structured clearly with vital information featured, candidates are able to move swiftly and easily through the course. Written course content accompanied by visual imagery means candidates are able to learn at their own pace to ensure they fully understand the material prior to the examination. Our course adheres to all current legislation and has been approved by the appropriate governing bodies which includes being accredited by The CPD Group, we are members of RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and our course is accepted by The Environmental Health Authority.

How long does the course take to complete take to complete?

The course takes roughly 1 – 2 hours to complete. At the end of each main section you will have the opportunity to be able to answer a series of summary questions aimed to allow learners to consolidate their knowledge. This is good practice for the examination which you will complete at the end of the course. The examination is consisted of 25 multiple choice questions which cover each of the three sections. In order to pass the course, you must score at least 21/25. If you score 20 points or less, you must repeat the course and examination until you score sufficiently. Retakes of the Level 2 Allergy Awareness examination are limitless with no extra costs; so you can try as many times as is necessary.

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If you are still unsure as to whether you have bought the right course for yourself or for any more information, then please visit our contact page on https://essentialfoodhygiene.co.uk/contact-us/ for all the ways in which you can get in touch. Otherwise visit any of our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for any up to date information and deals that we may be offering.

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